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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 03/27/2013

Chautauqua County

Applicant:

Jamestown Board of Public Utilities
92 Steele St
PO Box 700
Jamestown, NY 14701 -0700

Facility:

Samuel A Carlson Generating Station
136 Steele St
Jamestown, NY 14701 -6438

Application ID:

9-0608-00053/00019

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility

Project is Located:

Jamestown, Chautauqua County

Project Description:

The Department (DEC) has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for renewal of the existing Title V Permit for Jamestown Board of Public Utilities' Samuel A. Carlson Generating Station. Emissions will not increase as a result of the Title V Permit renewal. The Draft Title V Permit includes requirements that limit oxides of nitrogen (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), particulates, carbon monoxide, particulates less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10), and opacity (smoke) emissions that are in the existing Title V Permit.

The facility operates two coal‑fired boilers (units 9 and 12), along with auxiliary coal and ash handling equipment, a large natural gas combustion gas turbine (unit 20) with a duct burner and a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), a large natural gas boiler (unit 10), a medium size natural gas boiler, a small natural gas boiler, a very small natural gas boiler, an emergency combustion gas turbine generator set, and an emergency diesel engine generator set.

Below is a brief summary of the difference between the current permit and this renewal:

This permit carries over requirements from the February 2, 2012 Air State Facility (AFS) Permit to formally shut down boiler #11 effective January 1, 2012, and then shut down boiler 12 by January 1, 2014 to avoid regulatory requirements.

The previous permit included conditions to generate 125.0 tons of NOx emission reduction credits to be used with a circulating fluidized bed boiler project, which has not occurred. The permit conditions that generated NOx ERC's were not included in this permit renewal.

This permit includes NOx RACT emission limits that become effective on July 1, 2014, and case-by-case NOx RACT determinations for boiler 9 and the combustion gas turbine as allowed in 6NYCRR Part 227-2. The boiler 9 determination adds a new emission limit of 145 tons per year of NOx.

This permit limits the heat input to boiler #10 to 607,000 million Btu per year as it switches from pulverized coal to exclusively natural gas. This limit will allow the boiler to avoid requirements of New Source Review.

This permit includes conditions for the January 1, 2015 mercury emission limit for the coal fired boilers, the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters, and a new citation for all of the emission capping conditions. No existing cap levels changed.

In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.7(d)(9) and 201-6.3(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the DEC representative listed below. The Draft Permit and Permit Review Report may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.html.

DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing. Comments and requests for a public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Apr 26, 2013.

Contact:

Mark F Passuite
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dep.r9@dec.ny.gov


Applicant:

Jamestown Board of Public Utilities
92 Steele St
PO Box 700
Jamestown, NY 14701 -0700

Facility:

Samuel A Carlson Generating Station
136 Steele St
Jamestown, NY 14701 -6438

Application ID:

9-0608-00053/00023

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)

Project is Located:

Jamestown, Chautauqua County

Project Description:

The Department (DEC) has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application for renewal of the existing Title IV Permit for Jamestown Board of Public Utilities' Samuel A. Carlson Generating Station. The Title IV Permit is required by 40 CFR Part 72 and will allow the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and DEC to continue to enforce the requirements of the Acid Rain Program. Emissions will not increase as a result of the Title IV Permit renewal.

The facility consists of the following affected units as defined in 40 CFR 72.2: Two dry bottom wall-fired pulverized coal boilers (units 9 and 12); One natural gas-fired boiler (unit 10); and One natural gas-fired combustion turbine (unit 20) that can operate in simple cycle and combined cycle (with natural gas duct burners) configurations.
In addition, coal-fired unit 11 was permanently retired as of December 31, 2012 in accordance with 40 CFR 72.8. As such, unit 11 is exempt from the Acid Rain Program.
The Acid Rain permit limits annual average emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) on a pound per million basis from units 9, 10 and 12, and annual total emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) from units 9, 10, 12 and 20 through an allocation system. The applicant shall monitor, maintain and certify monitoring systems in accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR Part 75.

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title IV files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the DEC representative listed below.

DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing. Comments and requests for a public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below. A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Apr 26, 2013.

Contact:

Mark F Passuite
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dep.r9@dec.ny.gov


Erie County

Applicant:

Town of West Seneca
1250 Union Rd
Buffalo, NY 14224

Facility:

Cazenovia Creek - West Seneca
Cazenovia Creek in W Seneca
West Seneca, NY 14224

Application ID:

9-1468-00226/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

West Seneca, Erie County

Project Description:

The project involves routine maintenance of a the Cazenovia Creek Clearing and Snagging Project within the Town of West Seneca. It includes repositioning of displaced riprap and the removal of shoals, debris and snags that restrict the flow of ice and water, as a required by joint inspection findings by NYSDEC, USACE and the Town of West Seneca. The project area is approximately 4 miles in length and is located between the New York State I-90 (downstream project limit) and Mill Road (upstream project limit).

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Apr 11, 2013.

Contact:

Mark F Passuite
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
dep.r9@dec.ny.gov


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